About Us

Jessica Strauss of Strauss Haus Shepherds and Laura Kathryn of Solace Shilohs have teamed up to bring over 40 years of breeding experience, genetics and wisdom to clients who are fortunate enough to get one of their puppies. Jessica Strauss and Laura Kathryn began their breeding careers in 2001 and 2002 respectively.  Their first meeting was in May of 2002 at a litter evaluation in Washington State, conducted by Tina Barber, the Breed Founder.  Both Jessica and Laura were trained by Tina on how to conduct a litter evaluation.  

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We Love Our Clients 


What Our Clients Say


 When we went to watch the temperament tests once again we appreciated Laura’s attentiveness to our comments and questions.  Laura shares her knowledge willingly and has been available to us whenever we have had questions or concerns (even on New Years Eve). 

"Great Service"

"Jessica has always been willing to answer any questions. She goes above and beyond to help and get through any problems. If she doesn't know the answer, she finds out who does know. Our vet had questions about the OFA x-rays at one year old. She guided us through the process to successful completion. "


Darick and Sue

"Invaluable to Us"

"I am a Laura Kathryn dog lover. But I like pretty much all dogs. God put them here to make our lives that much better. The difference with Shilohs though, is that you will develop a much greater love, appreciation, and respect for their uniqueness. Their looks, personality, intelligence, and faithfulness is much more than any other that I have ever been around and I have been blessed to have some wonderful dogs. In addition, and without added frustration, you'll get Laura Kathryn as your breeder. Laura was invaluable to us. In the beginning, we had so many questions. Now, as we consider ourselves something of veterans, we seldom have to call her, though, if need be, we know that she's there."